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1 room, 2 adults

The Baxter Hostel

2-star2 stars
5/2 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2AA, United Kingdom

Walking distance from Princes Street
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Overall was ok. The room was small for 9 people. Three level bunker bed was kinda off.…Feb 11, 2020
  • It was amazing knowing Edinburgh and have stayed at The Baxter.Nov 1, 2019

The Baxter Hostel

from £88
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (6-bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (9-bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (6-Bed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm (12-Bed)
  • Quadruple Room, 1 Bedroom (Double Bunkbed)
  • Shared Dormitory, Women only (9 beds)

What’s around The Baxter Hostel


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
  • George Street - 3-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 7-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 7-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 12-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 12-minute walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 14-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 37-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 5-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 25-min walk
  • Slateford Station 9-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (18 years old and younger) are not allowed

  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

Freshen up
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

The Baxter Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Baxter Hostel Edinburgh
  • Baxter Hostel
  • Baxter Edinburgh
  • The Baxter Hostel Edinburgh
  • The Baxter Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • The Baxter Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh
  • The Baxter Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Edinburgh

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Towels/sheets: GBP 2 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Baxter Hostel

  • Does The Baxter Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Baxter Hostel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at The Baxter Hostel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at The Baxter Hostel.
  • Are pets allowed at The Baxter Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Baxter Hostel?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM to 5:30 AM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Baxter Hostel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Voodoo Rooms (1-min walk), Martone (2-min walk) and The Newsroom (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 52 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Very good service
GLORIA, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice service
Very friendly towards disabled and lgbtqi people
Joanne Alice, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Monday Night in April 18
Smaller hostel, dead centre of Edinburgh. Staff friendly and welcoming. 12 person room and window onto a side-street, so bed early and up and out. Ideal for me.
Peter, gbBusiness trip
Good 6.0
For short stay
Overall, it's good. Just the ventilation in our room is not very good. And as we open the window, we saw mouse outside.
SI WENG, gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Cool place
Really nice vibe and friendly staff! They cook you some eggs and toast for breakfast which made me feel like I was at home and mom was making breakfast. Super cozy! The shower area was lacking space and privacy. That was a big dissapointment but otherwise clean and nice.
Adrian, us2 night trip
Good 6.0
So so Hostel
The staff were super helpful and friendly, and the breakfast that’s included was better than many others in the UK that you have to pay for. However, especially for the price, the level of cleanliness and quality of the bathroom was questionable. Additionally, a woman in another room got badly bitten by bedbugs during my stay.
us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Mattress hurt, room too hot
I’m not sure what was up, but the radiator in one of the rooms was UNBEARABLY hot, so I ended up not getting much sleep. And my mattress had this well-worn groove in it, so that turning over was difficult and painful. Aside from that, it was quite pleasant. I’ve stayed here twice now, and have had pretty good experiences both times (except for the heat and the mattress)
Katherine, us5 night trip
Very good 8.0
A great hostel.
Enjoyed staying at the Baxter hostel. Staff very helpful. Great breakfast.
ALTHEA, ie3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Would stay again!
Really comfortable beds and awesome location.
Emily, ca1 night trip
Good 6.0
Amazing staff
Amazing staff!, specially the Italian girl, she just was so kind and helpful. I’ve really had a good experience at this hostel. I would come back at this place.
Edgar, ie1 night trip

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